Karuizawa 45 Year Old Cask #2725

Karuizawa 45 Year Old Cask #2725
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Winning bid: £7800.00
Lot number: 066-0416

Founded in 1955 with a keen eye on producing high quality whisky, Karuizawa was mothballed in 2000 and since then has achieved the kind of mythical stature reserved for only a select few distilleries. During production they solely used Golden Promise barley imported from Scotland - the Golden Promise was considered vital for long maturation. Direct fired stills, Sherry casks sourced from Spain and an on site cooperage all contributed to the high quality of their whisky.

Released exclusively for the Taiwanese market, this was the second oldest release of Karuizawa ever, and rumoured to be the only 1967 cask left. After quietly waiting in casks for 45 years, this exquisite and rare whisky was bottled in 2012.

As expected, this bottle was an immediate sell out. This is a truly exceptional whisky from Karuizawa.

Distilled: 1967

Bottled: 2012

Age: 45 years old

Cask Type: Sherry Butt

Cask Number: 2725

59.6% ABV / 70cl

Bottle Number: 184 / 310

Please note slight damage to box, scratch to base of bottle plinth, and minor corrosion to clasp.

Please examine all images of the lot, any packaging and labels carefully and satisfy yourself as to their condition before making a bid.

Featured in: The 66th Auction (September 23 – October 2, 2016)
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